Tuna Niçoise Pâté Recipe

Tuna niçoise pâté

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Our creamy tuna niçoise pâté recipe is super simple and takes no time at all to make. This recipe serves 6 and makes for a perfect dinner party starter


Make this tuna niçoise pâté, then check out our niçoise salad, tuna wrapstuna pasta salad, and more tuna recipes.



  • tuna in oil 2 x 158g tins, drained (we like Ortiz)
  • unsalted butter 100g, at room temperature
  • double cream 100ml
  • lemon 1, zested, plus 2 tbsp of juice
  • flat-leaf parsley finely chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • hot toast 6 slices
  • eggs 2, boiled, cold and peeled, then chopped
  • pitted black olives 3 tbsp, roughly chopped
  • capers 3 tbsp, rinsed


  • Step 1

    Put the tuna, butter, cream, lemon zest and juice in a food processor and whizz until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Taste for seasoning, then stir through the chopped parsley. Transfer to a clingfilm-lined mini loaf tin or to a big jar (or two smaller ones). Chill overnight.

  • Step 3

    Bring the pâté out of the fridge 10 minutes before serving. Serve with plenty of hot toast and the chopped eggs, olives and capers piled into separate bowls for sprinkling on top.



Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 370
  • Fat 28.1g
  • Saturates 15.2g
  • Carbs 13.7g
  • Sugars 1.4g
  • Fibre 1.4g
  • Protein 14.8g
  • Salt 1g